About DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe. DCCK has been featured in national media including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Geographic, PBS NewsHour, and more. To learn more, visit or follow @dccentralkitchen on Instagram.



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DC Central Kitchen has several professionally-produced videos that showcase our work and impact. View them on our Vimeo page.


Members of the media are encouraged to use images from DC Central Kitchen’s photo archives on our Flickr page. Please credit DC Central Kitchen.


Erica Teti-Zilinskas
Director of Communications & Marketing